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REPORT: When Confronted With Concerns About a Rising Debt, Donald Trump Said ‘Yeah, But I Won’t Be Here’

Sounds like Trump.
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Republican lawmakers, celebrates Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. The tax bill is the first major legislative victory for the GOP-controlled Congress and Trump since he took office almost one year ago. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Hogan Gidley, the White House Deputy Press Secretary, said Trump has taken measures to reduce the debt, “including in his first budget that actually would’ve balanced in 10 years, a historic, common-sense rescissions proposal.”

Like Short, Gidley said the fix is up to Congress.

“While the president has and will continue to do everything in his power to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending,” he said, “the Constitution gives Congress the power of the purse and it’s time for them to work with this president to reduce the debt.”

Stephen Moore, an economic advisor to Trump, has urged the president to focus on growth as a means a debt reduction.

“That was why, when he was confronted with these nightmare scenarios on the debt, I think he rejected them, because if you grow the economy… you don’t have a debt problem. I know a few times when people would bring up the enormous debt, he would say, ‘We’re gonna grow our way out of it.’”

So far, that has not happened.

Trump’s budgets will add more than $4 trillion to the debt by 2021. Under Trump, the national debt has surpassed $21.8 trillion. It was $20.245 trillion when he entered the White House. This is inspite of quarterly growth of more than four percent in 2018.

One additional takeaway Twitter has from all this is that Trump said he will one day be out of office.

This, however, was before Trump got his first taste of power. Nevertheless, Trump was very concerned over the debt while Barack Obama was in office.

Guess so.

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